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Search Algorithms, Finding Nemo

Over $90 million was spent searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery spent $2.2 million looking for Amelia Earhart. Both these searches have one thing in common: the subjects of the searches were stationary. But would these searches have… Keep Reading

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Jelly Beans

At a country fair in Plymouth in 1906, an unfortunate cow laid down his life for a place in mathematics history. The cow was a subject of a “guess-the-weight” competition, and the lucky person who came closest would win the slaughtered animal’s meat. The amazing… Keep Reading

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